Paris Menswear Autumn/Winter 07/08

Kiminori Morishita
By Timothy Hagy, Paris Editor | Photographed by Yannis Vlamos

PARIS, January 30, 2007 - Japanese designer, Kiminori Morishita, included a poem in his program notes that spoke of waking from a deep sleep to find oneself surrounded by a dense forest, a candle in the hand. His somber palette of grays, ebony, alpine green and indigo seemed to reflect that theme. An asymmetrical golden shirt tail was tossed here and there among the tall, lean silhouette of tapered suits. Otherwise, it was fur—fox, mink, chinchilla and just about everything else—that lined leather parkas or curled around the neck of overcoats. Most Western men would probably prefer their pelts without the head. It's sort of like looking at a dead chicken, head in tact. That peccadillo aside, the collection was sleek and solid.

Morishita spared no expense in staging his show in the Salon Impérial of the Westin, nor in hiring out top models—the most chiseled series of genetically perfect young men thus seen on any runway this season.


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